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ago, this april, in birmingham, alabama, martin luther king jr. was arrested for organizing a civil rights demonstration. he spent eight days in jail, and in solitary confinement. it was there that he wrote his classic vigorous defense of nonviolent civil disobedience, his "letter from birmingham jail." this weekend in birmingham, christian leaders gathered to apologize for 1960's era moderates who had urged king to be patient and not permit direct confrontations. they also urged people of faith today to continue doctor king's anti-racism campaign. >> we have to come together and say, what is the agenda that we share? for fixing what's broke. fixing broken people, broken families. broken nations. broken cities, broken communities. >> it was in his letter from birmingham jail, that dr. king wrote -- injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. >>> finay, legendary gospel singer george beverly shay died this week at the age of 104. shay became famous as the featured soloist at billy graham crusades. during his 80-year career, he recorded more than 70 albums of hymns and wrote
sometimes takes a long time to pass, civil rights legislation, health care reform. what remains to be seen is if there is the power and solidarity and commitment of people saying we are going to make this a decade's long crusade to get something done. that sometimes is the formula to get things passed through congress. illinois, independent line, good morning. caller: my comment about immigration and the news media is that the news media abuse everything through the political process. it is always about the eternal elections, who is ahead, who is behind, who is going to benefit. i wish the media would spend more time covering the american people. what is going on with real people in america? i recommend you get out of the beltway, get out of manhattan, and see how real americans live. the big problem in america is our trade laws, or open borders, driving down the wage levels in america. average american people are having a very difficult time making a living. the idea that you can open up immigration and let millions and millions of people into this country is asinine. corporate media like
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